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Boeing is ramping up inspections after the US Air Force rejected its new KC-46 tanker planes again (BA)

Boeing is ramping up inspections after the US Air Force rejected its new KC-46 tanker planes again (BA)
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The United States Air Force has once again rejected taking delivery of new Boeing KC-46 Pegasus tanker jets after discovering foreign object debris (FOD) left inside the aircraft by Boeing workers.




According to the USAF, its inspectors found tools and other debris inside the planes.




This is the second time in a month the Air Force has halted delivery of the KC-46 for the same reason.




Boeing delivered its first KC-46 tanker in January.



The United States Air Force has once again rejected taking delivery of new Boeing KC-46 Pegasus tanker jets after discovering foreign object debris (FOD) left inside the aircraft by Boeing workers. This is the second time the USAF has stopped accepting deliveries of new KC-46s this year for the same exact reason, Reuters reported.
The Air Force initially halted deliveries of the Boeing 767 airliner-based tanker planes for two weeks in early March. At the time, assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Will Roper, told reporters that debris such as tools was left in parts of the plane that could be a potential safety hazard, Defense News reported.
According to Reuters, the Air Force decided to halt deliveries again on March 23.
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